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Paediatric First Aid Course - Switzerland

This 12 hr blended learning Paediatric First Aid Course (One Day Practical + E-Learning) is suitable for childcarers caring for babies and children under 8 years old.

The theory sections of the course is completed in the comfort of your own home before the course, followed by the one day practical course which covers essential Paediatric First Aid skills. The 12 hr Paediatric First Aid course meets the full Ofsted and CSSIW registration and also fulfills the Scottish requirements for Early Years.


The instructor was very informative, straight to the point and quick. What I’ve learnt today and in the booklet will be very helpful.
S. Hijaz
Enthusiastic and informative trainer. I have enjoyed the practical parts e.g. CPR, bandaging, and dealing with shock in particular. It was a very interesting day!
R. Wolff

First Aid Course Details

Course Dates & Details

Venue: Novotel Zurich City West, Schiffbaustrasse 13 Am Turbinenplatz 8005  ZURICH – SWITZERLAND 

Cost: 150 CHF

Cost includes: assessment, certification, registration, all course materials and refreshments.

Time: 10am – 5pm

2016 Dates: 9th October 2016

View course dates and book online below:

First Aid Course Content

Ofsted currently state that there is no minimum length of time for a first aid course to be compliant. The guidelines state that the individual must ensure that the course covers all of the criteria specified below and the individual feels that they have adequate practical training. Candidates must renew their first aid certificate every 3 years.

Paediatric First Aid Content:

  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Dealing with conditions such as epilepsy, asthma, sickle cell & diabetes
  • Adult, baby and children resuscitation instruction (CPR)
  • Recognising and assigning appropriate response to Meningitis and other sudden serious illness
  • First Aid Kit contents
  • Appropriate response to burns, scalds & choking
  • Recoding accidents and incidents
  • Preparation for First Aid emergencies
  • Suspected fractures
  • Becoming familiar with shock, blood loss, poisoning, foreign objects and electric shock
  • Head neck & back injuries
  • Eye injuries, bites, stings, effects of extreme heat & cold, febrile convulsions
  • Handling severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)
  • Treatment of an unconscious breathing casualty
Course Structure & Assessment

Stage 1: E-Learning (up to 6 Hours) – Learners access their e-learning module via email. Candidates have 2 weeks to complete the e-learning module which consists of a multiple choice test (consisting of 20 questions) and email this back to us.

Stage 2: Classroom (6.5 Hours) – Our specialist trainers guide learners through life-saving techniques, practical exercises and theory.

Course Duration: This course is delivered as a 12 hour course with a one day practical course at our training venue in Zürich, and at home via the e-learning module.


To complete the assessment candidates must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements.

These requirements include:

  • Internet access and a working email address that we can contact you on as well as Word Processing package such as Microsoft Word in order to complete the assessment
  • Up to date internet browser such as: Internet Explorer/Safari/Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox etc…
  • Ability to hear audio/video via your computer as our resource files include video clips
  • Use of a computer to complete the course work. Smart phones and tablets are not suitable for completing the assessment as the display and functionality can be affected.


Novotel Zurish City West, Schiffbaustrasse 13, Am Turbinenplatz 8005 ZURICH – SWITZERLAND

Tel: +41 44 276 22 00

Website: www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-2731-novotel-zurich-city-west/index.shtml


From Bern, Basel

Take motorway N3 (E60) towards Zurich City, take the Zurich Altstetten exit. Follow Transit towards Zurich City, Pfingstweidstrasse. Take the left lane, turn left into Technoparkstrasse at the traffic lights, continue past the Etap Hotel, turn right in to Schiffbaustrasse. From the Airport take the motorway heading towards Zurich, follow Transit to Chur, Luzern. Take exit to Escher Wyss Platz, head towards Technopark, continue ahead Hardstrasse then turn right into Schiffbaustrasse.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend the Paediatric First Aid course?

This Paediatric First Aid course is suitable for anyone working with or caring for babies and children, and focuses on how to prevent accidents as well as how to treat them.

Do our courses meet the new (2014) Ofsted Guidelines?

Yes, Babyem’s Paediatric First Aid instructors are registered with awarding bodies. We regularly monitor and assess our processes and courses to ensure that what we are delivering training the highest standard and meeting the needs of all our learners.

What do I need to wear when attending the paediatric first aid course?

Due to the practical nature of the paediatric first aid course, we ask that all candidates wear trousers and suitable tops.

How is the blended learning paediatric first aid course structured?

We believe that learning is most effective when candidates are actively taking part rather than sitting and listening! Therefore the course includes a range of practical and interactive activities.

During the course candidates will be supported by their Paediatric First Aid instructor in small groups of 3 or 4 to practice and explore all areas of paediatric first aid.

Before the practical one day course candidates will complete our e-learning module through logging into our training portal. On completion of the practical course you will receive the 12 hour paediatric first aid certificate. 

What training do the paediatric first aid instructors have?

All of our trainers have hands-on experience of dealing with first aid emergencies with children, young people and adults. We bring together a highly skilled team of trainers that have worked with the armed forces, in A&E and for the London Ambulance Service.

We understand the importance of candidates feeling confident and competent when caring for a child in a medical emergency and ensure that, on completion of the course, you are equipped with the necessary skills to confidently help should something happen.

Are there breaks in the training?

Yes; candidates will have two 15 minutes breaks and a lunch break of 45 minutes.

What happens if I lose my certificate?

If you require a replacement certificate, simply call our team who will arrange for a new certificate to be sent to you. Please note there is a £10 charge for a replacement certificate.

What happens if I book the course but can’t attend?

Our classes are restricted to 12 delegates per one paediatric first aid instructor. As per our booking terms, you are welcome to find a replacement to full your place should you not be able to attend, however, refunds are not given unless there is a medical reason (and a doctor’s note has been received).

Babyem First Aid Training Team

Paul Moore, First Aid Trainer

Paul has worked in the childcare industry for over 13 years both nationally and internationally. In this time he held a range of positions including working as a nanny, childcare consultant for a tour operator, working one to one worker for children with contrasting additional needs and more recently a Operations manager for a leading nursery group. Paul is our larger than life childcare tutor, who regularly delivers the common core skills and knowledge training.